TriMet Launches mTicketing in Portland, Oregon

TriMet, the transport authority in Portland, Oregon, has launched mobile ticketing, following a successful trial period earlier this year.

The free iOS and Android app, developed with GlobeSherpa, can be used to buy and display tickets for the citys buses, trains and tram. Users must register a debit or credit card in the system, and purchases must exceed a minimum of $5, though this can be split between multiple tickets to be used separately.

“TriMet riders will be the first in the nation to use a mobile ticketing app to ride both buses and trains,” said TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane. “We are committed to improving the rider experience, which TriMet Tickets app will do by simplifying fare purchases and moving us a major step forward toward an electronic fare system that will bring even more benefits for our customers.”